The role of “imaginary feasts” in concentration camps

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Women inmates enjoy a meal of hot soup in one of the huts. Bergen-belsen Concentration Camp, April 1945. Photo credit: Mapham, J (Sgt), No. 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit/CC 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

While researching concentration camps around the world, historian Andrea Pitzer learned that even the memory of food helped sustain hope in the most horrific circumstances. She recently wrote on this subject for Zocalo Public Square, where she’s an editor-at-large.



Evan Kleiman